Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery contains Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. The army casualties buried in the cemetery are mostly men of the 5th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers, which was the covering battalion during the withdrawal and itself left on 18th June 1940. The British airmen buried here include a number who were killed bombing the great German airfield at Malpertus in 1941 and 1942.
There are also 16 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war, 15 of which are unidentified.
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